Green Park Underground Station - Piccadilly, London, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner
N 51° 30.407 W 000° 08.554
30U E 698294 N 5710055
Quick Description: Green Park Underground station serves the Jubilee, Piccadilly and Victoria lines of the London Underground system.
Location: London, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 10/9/2011 5:17:09 AM
Waymark Code: WMCT1A
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
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Long Description:

Green Park Underground station is located in the north corner of Green Park and is considered to be the station for tourists visiting Buckingham Palace. The main entrance is to the south side of Piccadilly with an entrance on the north side and an entrance from Queen's Walk in Green Park. The photos are for the main entrance.

Wikipedia has an article about Green Park tube station that advises:

The station was opened on 15 December 1906 by the Great Northern, Piccadilly and Brompton Railway (GNP&BR), the precursor of the Piccadilly line. The station was originally named Dover Street due to its location in that street. When the station was rebuilt in 1933 with escalator access to the platforms, a new sub-surface ticket hall was built to the west under the roadway and new station entrances were constructed on the corner of Piccadilly and Stratton Street and on the south side of Piccadilly. The station name was changed at this time.

With the rebuilding of the station and similar works at Hyde Park Corner, the little-used Piccadilly line station between the two at Down Street was taken out of use.

The Victoria line platforms opened on 7 March 1969; interchange between that line and the Piccadilly line was via the ticket hall (without having to pass through the exit barriers). Even today changing between the Jubilee and Victoria lines and the Piccadilly line involves a long walk. The Jubilee line platforms opened on 1 May 1979, at which time the next station south on the Jubilee Line was its then southern terminus, Charing Cross; those platforms were closed when the Jubilee line was extended on a new alignment towards Westminster; at the same time interchange facilities at Green Park were improved. When travelling south from Green Park on the Jubilee Line, Green Park Junction, where the new line diverges from the old, is visible from the train. While passenger services no longer operate to Charing Cross on the Jubilee Line, the old line is used regularly to reverse trains when the eastern part of the line is closed due to engineering works.

On 9 October 1975, terrorists belonging to the Provisional Irish Republican Army detonated a bomb outside Green Park tube station, killing a 23-year old Graham Ronald Tuck. Similar attacks during The Troubles resulted in deaths at West Ham station in 1976 and Victoria Station in 1991.

Work commenced in May 2009 to to provide install two lifts from the ticket hall to the Victoria line platforms and an existing interchange passageway giving access to the Piccadilly and Victoria platforms from the lower lift lobby. This work was completed ahead of schedule in August 2011 when the new new lifts were brought into service, along with a third lift between street level and the ticket hall. Although this has enabled the entire station to be step free accessible (the first one within the Circle Line), only the Victoria Line offers level access at platform level on to the trains themselves. The remaining platforms will be upgraded by spring 2012, thereby making the station fully accessible. There is also a new ramp from the ticket hall into the park featuring green walls and a stunning canopy above the staircase and lift on the south side of Piccadilly, the new street structures featuring artwork within the Portland stone cladding designed by John Maine RA.

Is there other puplic transportation in the area?: Yes

What level is the station?: Below street level

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